This is what happens when I am sick and the UK basketball team is playing. I had no motivation or desire what so ever to get out of my chair.
I wanted to do a self-portrait, but just wanted something simple and casual for today.
My boyfriend surprised me with this sweatshirt when I picked him up from the airport last Monday. I had casually texted him two days before that I thought it was hilarious, and then he showed up wearing it. He is seriously the best.
Well, all of the images are finally up on the site for the contest! For the first time ever you can see the entire series, in the correct order, and in one place in an online format! Please remember to go vote and spread the word!! Thank you for all the support! But, if nothing else, at least go check out the series!
This really isn’t at all what I originally had in my head for this shoot. But, it was rushed, and not planned out all that well, and life goes on. I don’t normally do this, but I will briefly try to explain what I had planned…
I had found a tutorial online for how to make these beautiful twine balls, using balloons, glue, and cornstarch. Right away I knew I wanted to make some for a self-portrait shoot. It was quite fun to sit on the floor and make these, and for the most part I think they turned out pretty cool. I just used white yarn, and then once dry I sprayed them with white spray paint to get a very bright white. Originally I had wanted to find a clump of beautiful blooming trees, ideally big pink blossoms. In my head this clump of trees would create a shelter like setting, and I would then hang the yarn balls and sit beneath them with sun coming through the branches. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a location that matched what I had in my head, and I got started to late and ran out of bright sun. It may be something I try again at some point, but I had to deal with what I had available at the time, and I am fairly happy with what I got for the circumstances.
Also, I just entered a contest that has the potential to completely change everything for me. It is a self-portrait contest, and I have submitted the series that I am most proud of, from this past summer. There is a “people’s choice” award, and I would so appreciate your vote! All you have to do is go to my portfolio and rate my portfolio 5 stars. No registration or anything necessary, just a click. You can vote once daily, until Wednesday, April 20. I cannot even begin to express how much I would appreciate your vote, and how much I would appreciate you spreading the word to everyone you know! Just click here to go to my portfolio. Thank you so much for the support!
I am really not a fan of the UK Arboretum. It is severely lacking in so many things. There is one good garden and that is pretty much it. But, it is close, and when I have no other ideas for pictures it is a nice fallback most of the time. Here are some of the other ones from yesterday that I liked.
Here was the full set up, just for fun. Mitch (who I went with) made himself right at home.
And then Mitch had a mini photo shoot, which you can see on my Facebook page under portraits (become a fan!).
And as long as I was in a garden I figured I should probably get some pictures of flowers, which even though that is all I used to photography, I haven’t done in a while, so please excuse the poorly composed and uninteresting pictures.
I went for a little walk at the Uk Arboretum yesterday, and there on the side of the path was a table overgrown with plants, and a tea set on it. I then realized it was an Alice in Wonderland set up, complete with a clock and cat in the tree. I just really loved how the various dishes looked in the green. I may upload a picture of the set up as well just for fun.